excelsior


ex·cel·si·or

noun \ik-ˈsel-sē-ər, -r\

Definition of EXCELSIOR

:  fine curled wood shavings used especially for packing fragile items

Origin of EXCELSIOR

trade name, from Latin, higher, comparative of excelsus high, from past participle of excellere
First Known Use: 1868

ex·cel·si·or

foreign term \ik-ˈsel-sē-ər, eks-ˈkel-sē-ˌr\

Definition of EXCELSIOR

:  still higher —motto of New York

Origin of EXCELSIOR

Latin

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